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Description

The King of Fighters '98 takes a break from the Orochi plot line and instead is presented as a "Dream Match" game where the KOF roster duke it out for the top spot (similar to Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, but without the storyline component). Most of the characters from the past four years return, thus providing the player with a very large roster containing 38 characters. Many of the characters have been altered in an attempt to make the game balanced regardless of the player's choice of fighter. Rugal Bernstein is provided as a non-secret character for the first time in KOF '98, and several regular characters have hidden "alternate" versions that may also be used in-game.

KOF '98 uses the same gameplay system present in The King of Fighters '97, so players may still choose between Extra and Advanced modes. In addition to the Survival battle mode and the ability to choose between Single Play or Team Play, versions of the game on console systems that use CDs to contain their media (PSX, Neo-Geo CD) also include an Art Gallery one may look at.

Screenshots

The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Arcade Burning Tornado
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Neo Geo Heidern performs his SDM Final Bringer, absorbing Heavy D!'s remaining health: it's the mercy blow!
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Arcade Chizuku fast attack on Terry
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest PlayStation The 2 flaming hits of Saisyu Kusanagi's 721 Shiki: Homura Gasane went too much for Chang Koehan...

Promo Images

The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Screenshot
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Screenshot
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Screenshot
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Screenshot

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Alternate Titles

  • "拳皇98" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "The King of Fighters '98: Dream Match Never Ends" -- Japanese title
  • "アケアカNEOGEO ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ '98" -- Japanese spelling
  • "KOF '98" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

The series finally honors its title! PlayStation Zovni (10627)

Critic Reviews

MaXoE Games Neo Geo 2000 9.5 out of 10 95
Player One Arcade Oct, 1998 93 out of 100 93
Defunct Games Wii Mar 08, 2013 A- 91
Nintendo Life Nintendo Switch Mar 23, 2017 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 20, 2013 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Video Games Neo Geo Oct, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Nintendo Insider Nintendo Switch May 25, 2017 8 out of 10 80
Digitally Downloaded Nintendo Switch Apr 06, 2017 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cubed3 Nintendo Switch Apr 03, 2017 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo CD Mar 15, 2009 D- 16

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